|Dinner Party - Simmel-Meservey|
The subject of this film is proper table etiquette and is presented in dramatized form by a group of teenagers who are attending a birthday party honoring the host. A full three course dinner is served consisting of the usual soup, meat, and dessert. 23:00:30 Dinner Party 23:01:04 MWS Betty setting the dinner table VO: "Betty, our hostess, is having a few of her friends to her home for a birthday party."
Downloads: 271 (1 review)
|Boredom at Work: The Empty Life - Oklahoma State Department of Health|
Downloads: 92 (1 review)
|[California State Highway 101 Opening]|
Opening of California State Highway 101 at San Francisco: 50,000 people attend ceremony; parade of automobiles from San Francisco Civic Center; Mayor James "Sunny Jim" Rolph of San Francisco; Mayor Taylor of San Mateo; county supervisors; Queen Clara Carli; aerial views. opening of the Bayshore Highway • 2:33:24- 3:06:31 Strange, grainy, old aerial view of Bayshore Highway. Several short shots—we can see some of the plane's window as the camera person captures images out of it...
Downloads: 131 (1 review)
|[Home Movies: Wathen Collection: European Trip, 1930s]|
Please note that Parts 1 and 2 reflect the division of the film into two parts in the Internet Archive online collection.Part 1, bw00:00 TITLE Vagabonds Abroad. A Pictorial narrative of my European travels.TITLE Bill and I sail for Europe abroad the Vulcania, March 21st!00:09 Waving people. The ship sails.00:30 TITLE The Azores! First land seen in five days!00:40 The ship sails into a port.01:05 TITLE Picturesque and charming Lisbon, our first European port.01:13 Streets in Lisbon...
Downloads: 628 (1 review)
|Social Class in America - Knickerbocker Productions|
Shows the difference social class makes in the lives of three high school boys. Explains how one boy is able to raise his social status.
Downloads: 126 (1 review)
|Children of Japan - ERPI Classroom Films, Inc.|
Shows home, work and school activities of a middleclass Japanese family. Conversations are reproduced and interpreted. The film presents daily life in the life of a middle class Japanese family. Their home, surroundings, living and sleeping quarters, furnishing, dress, customs, and manners are depicted, along with school and play experiences of the children and routine tasks of the parents. Following a visit to a nearby shrine, the family is studied at their evening meal and making preparartions...
Downloads: 400 (1 review)
|[Home Movies: Can 10845: Holland, Michigan Collection]|
Downloads: 171 (1 review)
|Big Train, The - MPO Productions|
Downloads: 4,927 (1 review)
|Pick of the Pod - Palmer (W.A.) & Company|
01:19:31:18 Busy intersection of city in 1940s at sunrise; cars fill the street. 01:19:55:23 Great shot from outside of house looking in through window at 1940s to 1950s housewife wearing apron cooking in kitchen; VS mother and daughter cooking together in kitchen, daughter peels potato; boy about 12 years old comes home wearing dirty white vest, boy pulls sisters pigtail; boy licks batter from bowl, Mother slaps boys hand; brother and sister tease each other...
Downloads: 214 (1 review)
|Japanese Relocation - U.S. Office of War Information|
Narr. by Milton S. Eisenhower, director of the War Relocation Authority. An historical record of the transfer of Japanese residents from the Pacific Coast to the American Interior as carried out the the U.S. Army and the War Relocation Authority. 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens. Special attention given to possibility of sabotage & espionage. "Japanese themselves cheerfully handled the enormous paperwork involved." Alludes to the auctioning of personal pr...
Downloads: 214 (1 review)
|Greater Goal: Human Dividends from American Industry, The - Louft (Louis L.)|
The Greater Goal pulls out all the stops and repeats the extravagant view of business to which we, as seasoned ephemeral film spectators, have become well accustomed. It presents the Southern textile industry as a hotbed of enlightened industrial progress, concerned as much with the welfare of the worker as the prosperity of the company. 13:31:55:03 CU white, red and black thread on automatic loom; VS mechanical loom weaving textiles; high-angle loom weaving black and red plaid pattern textile...
Downloads: 260 (1 review)
|"Your Name Here" Story, The - Calvin Communications|
The ultimate generic industrial, made as a spoof. A film built around script and visual clichﾎs: shots of highways, farms, unidentifiable manufacturing operations, and super-scientific laboratories. Produced for the Calvin Workshop, approx. 1964-65.
Downloads: 333 (1 review)
|Postmark East Lansing - Handy (Jam) Organization|
BY MEANS OF STUDENT'S LETTER WE ARE SHOWN MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. INTRO BY PRESIDENT JOHN HANNAH. GOOD QUALITY COLLEGE MATERIAL, SHOWING ALL ASPECTS.
Downloads: 499 (2 reviews)
|Century of Progress Exposition - Around the Fair With Burton Holmes|
Downloads: 735 (2 reviews)
|[Home Movies: Building Home in Detroit, June 1941]|
Scenes in vacation area (Lake Superior, Michigan?) foundation of house house under construction: sign in front says "Winkler & Co., Detroit's Better Builders, 15645 Mack, TU.2-0840" per user donwert, this house is located at 739 Notre Dame, in Grosse Pointe, adjacent to Detroit.
Downloads: 524 (2 reviews)
|Industry on Parade: Sylacauga Saga|
0527 PA8189 Industry on Parade: Sylacauga Saga
Downloads: 3,030 (2 reviews)
|Wheels of Tragedy - Highway Safety Films, Inc.|
Downloads: 780 (2 reviews)
|Mechanical Engineering at duPont|
PA8640 Mechanical Engineering at duPont
Keywords: Motion Pictures: Sponsored; Engineering; Occupations: Scientific
Downloads: 3,386 (2 reviews)
|Electronic Computers Improve Management Control - Simon (Kurt) for the Media Center, UCLA|
Shows how a solution to a specific management control problem may be provided by electronic data processing methods. Describes a variety of new business machines and discusses their use in the design of an efficient production control system. Includes black and white footage of many very early computers.
Downloads: 752 (2 reviews)
|Yankee Story, The - RKO Teleradio Pictures, Yankee Division|
Promotional film for the Yankee network, a network of radio stations in New England with excellent shots of radio production and radio broadcasting. 10:01:38:29 Nice product placement MS “Scan-O-Scope” radio. 10:01:47:07 1950s to 1960s housewife sewing beside “Scan-O-Scope” radio. 10:01:54:00 From elevated angle camera looks down on man between two high-tech looking radios with many knobs dials between speaker box; man turns large knob tuning radio on right...
Downloads: 6,426 (2 reviews)
|So, You're Going to High School|
18:17:02:07 1950s Teenagers working in wood shop, cutting wood with saws. Teenage girls in Home Education courses working in kitchen, girl shows class her pie. 18:17:22:25 High-angle shot of large technical high school in New York; VS students working in various workshop classes in technical high school, boys looking at blueprint; building a house in workshop; working in industrial chemistry lab; pouring molten metal from furnace into a mold; teenagers, mostly female, playing in high school orch...
Downloads: 2,311 (2 reviews)
|Logic by Machine - KQED-TV, National Educational Television|
Discusses the computer revolution and the relationship between man and machine. Explains how the computer can process millions of bits of data in seconds and can handle as many arithmetic figures in one minute as a man can handle in a lifetime.
Downloads: 1,098 (2 reviews)
|To Greater Vision - Paramount|
Shows the manufacture of glass for optical instruments and eyewear used in industry and war. Explains how eyes are treated and faulty vision is corrected.
Downloads: 648 (2 reviews)
|Telephone Courtesy - Wilding|
Downloads: 729 (2 reviews)
|Detroit You've Never Met, The - Detroit Olympic Committee|
• 1:10:25- 1:35:80 Excellent, fast speedboat POV passing Detroit's waterfront. We get a crisp view of its skyline and waterfront. • 15:07:32- 15:30:21 Good aerial view of Detroit: the camera pulls away from the skyline a bit shakily. Cut to short pan of the city from the water, and finish we image of crowds walking on a busy street. • 16:11:24- 16:23:21 Dodge City. Excellent pan of a large lot of cars—we see the industrial part of the city surrounding the lot...
Downloads: 984 (2 reviews)
|Industry on Parade (Can 2a)|
Downloads: 1,069 (2 reviews)
|Nation's Market Place - Dynamic Pictures|
New York Stock Exchange
Downloads: 873 (2 reviews)
|All-American Soap Box Derby (1934)|
Downloads: 601 (2 reviews)
|Crossroads Of The Pacific|
Keywords: need meta
Downloads: 5,024 (4 reviews)
|All the Way Home - Dynamic Films, Inc.|
Demonstrates in a positive fashion that integrated communities can and do work. Exposes the property value fallacy and makes an appeal to reason and democratic principles. An examination of what happens in a community when a Negro family stops in front of a 'FOR SALE' sign. Dramatizes the unreason and prejudice which bar a solution to the integration problem in housing.
Downloads: 648 (3 reviews)
|[Amateur films: Ivan Besse collection: Britton, South Dakota 1938-39] (Part III) - Besse (Ivan)|
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
Keywords: Amateur films; Home movies; South Dakota: Everyday life
Downloads: 4,612 (4 reviews)
|Detroit You've Never Met, The (Part I)|
0684 PA8556 Detroit You've Never Met, The
Downloads: 3,983 (3 reviews)
|Introduction to Foreign Trade - Coronet Instructional Films|
Cold War-era treatise on globalization.
Keywords: Globalization; Economics
Downloads: 7,021 (3 reviews)
|[Amateur film: Colaci collection, roll 1-B] - Unknown|
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics.
Keywords: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar; Motion pictures: Amateur; San Francisco Bay Area
Downloads: 8,263 (4 reviews)
|Printed Poison - Citizens for Decent Literature|
the "infection" of "so-called" nudist mags in a community and "abnormal perversions"
Downloads: 8,220 (4 reviews)
|When Work Is Done - U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures|
War plant workers flood the town of Sylacauga, Alabama, and the town constructs facilities and organizes activities to make them feel welcome. Excellent, idealized view of homefront life in a World War II factory town.
Keywords: World War II: Homefront; U.S.: Southeast; Alabama
Downloads: 5,522 (4 reviews)
|Crystals Go to War - Reeves Sound Laboratories|
"A story in pictures of the preparation and manufacture of quartz crystals for radio communication."
Downloads: 4,509 (3 reviews)
|Valley Town - Educational Film Institute of New York University and Documentary Film Producers, Inc.|
Social documentary showing the damage visited on the people of a Pennsylvania steel town by the deployment of new technology. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Script: Spencer Pollard, Willard Van Dyke. Photography: Roger Barlow and Bob Churchill. Music: Marc Blitzstein.
Keywords: Labor: Unemployment; Great Depression (1930s); Occupations: Steelworkers
Downloads: 15,645 (3 reviews)
|Success in Business - Unknown|
Story of a middle-class white-collar worker who finds the way to succeed in business, making his wife and family happy and enjoying affluence.
Keywords: Business; Occupations: Clerical
Downloads: 3,312 (3 reviews)
|Miracle of the Can (Part II) - Caravel Films, Inc.|
Panoramic exploration of cans and canning in the United States, with excellent imagery of mass production and agribusiness.
Keywords: Agriculture: Food industry; Agriculture: Farms and farming; Agriculture: Food industry: Canning
Downloads: 3,333 (4 reviews)
|[Frigidaire Imperial Line] - Handy (Jam) Organization|
PROMOTES NEW FRIGIDAIRE IMPERIAL LINE OF REFRIGERATORS.
Downloads: 235 (3 reviews)
|Century of Progress Exposition: Wings of a Century - Holmes (Burton) Films|
The Chicago World's Fair, 1933-34.
Keywords: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34
Downloads: 7,734 (4 reviews)
|It's All in Knowing How - Chicago Film Studios of Chicago Film Laboratory|
A teenage boy discovers how good nutrition (i.e. milk products) improves his habits, social life and bowling score.
Keywords: Nutrition; Health and hygiene; Teenagers
Downloads: 6,157 (4 reviews)
|How Textile Mills Are Modernizing - Wolff (Raphael G.) Studios|
How electricity can modernize textile mills. Great shots of cotton mills, processing and textile manufacturing; technical narration laced with industry jargon. In Technicolor.
Keywords: Electricity; Occupations: Textile workers; Textile industry
Downloads: 9,707 (4 reviews)
|How to Keep a Job - Coronet Instructional Films|
What you need to do to stay employed: choose the right job, get along with colleagues, maintain positive attitude, etc.
Keywords: Occupations: Vocational training; Social guidance; Teenagers
Downloads: 11,710 (5 reviews)
|American Look (Part III) - Handy (Jam) Organization|
The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
Keywords: Design; Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Futurism
Downloads: 33,021 (4 reviews)
|Social Acceptability - Crawley Films, Ltd.|
Adults must provide teenagers with guidance in social skills if they are to make a harmonious adjustment to social life. The mother and daughter in this film have far to go.
Keywords: Social guidance; Gender roles; Psychology
Downloads: 8,395 (6 reviews)
|Sand on the Slippery Sidewalks of Sales|
0682 PA8498 Sand on the Slippery Sidewalks of Sales 16 silent pix
Keywords: need meta
Downloads: 2,370 (5 reviews)
|Our Community - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.|
Illustrates the interdependence of people in a community by showing shared community functions and services.
Keywords: Social guidance; Interdependence; City planning
Downloads: 3,228 (4 reviews)
|Plantation System in Southern Life, The - Coronet Instructional Films|
Eurocentric view of the plantation system and its effect on Southern U.S. culture.
Keywords: Race relations; Ethnography: U.S.: South; African Americans
Downloads: 16,223 (7 reviews)